Fair Labor Association

Type: Organization
Name: Fair Labor Association
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

UPDATE 1-Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks and raise wages -WSJ

(Adds Apple comment and detail on Apple labor practices)Oct 24 (Reuters) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise ... [Published CNBC - 10 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Basics on a Local Mission

When Robert Lohman and Matt Boelk started the Los Angeles–based Groceries Apparel brand in 2010, they were advised that they could not launch their type of business—a vertically manufactured eco-basics brand. Critics said it was too niche and too expensive ... [Published ApparelNews.net - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Apple chief Tim Cook visits Foxconn plant in China ahead of expansion

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently on tour in China, and stopped off at the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou to meet and greet the workers assembling the iPhone 6. It's not clear what the purpose of the trip entails, but it may have something to do with a planned expansion of ... [Published Neowin.net - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Kathmandu Joins Fair Labor Association

Kathmandu has become the first Australian and New Zealand company to join the internationally renowned Fair Labor Association (FLA) as part of a commitment to enhance its social compliance program and use ethical suppliers.Kathmandu’s Chief Operating ... [Published Scoop - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Syngenta aims to win support for ʻresponsible growthʼ

Replacing traditional rice farming with mechanical planting of pre-treated healthy seedlings would boost the yields by 30%, according to Syngenta(AFP)( )The Basel-based company selling seeds, crops, fertilisers and pesticides recently presented its growth ... [Published Swiss Info - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

​Supply Chain Ethics

Mark Fogel was shocked to learn that his multinational company was unknowingly engaged in unethical practices overseas. Here’s what he did to fix itDuring his time serving as CHRO of a major manufacturing organisation, Mark Fogel always believed his employees ... [Published Human Capital Magazine - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Note to Mary Barra: GM's Recalls Aren't Just a PR Problem

Something didn’t feel right when General Motors (GM:US) Chief Executive Mary Barra posed for the cover of Time last week before unveiling a bold plan to become "the most valued automotive company." And the source of that unease became clear this past ... [Published BusinessWeek - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Top 10: Lean manufacturing companies in the world

10. NikeThe super-cool clothing company worked with NGOs and fellow manufacturers on sustainability projects. They worked with the Fair Labor Association to create performance indicators and sustainable sourcing and launched the Sustainable Apparel Coalition ... [Published Manufacturing Global - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

SYNGENTA : Provides Update on Good Growth Plan

Syngenta on September 19 released an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013 .According to a release from Syngenta , the Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 3 reports

The Good Growth Plan on track one year after launch

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the ... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

Apple Supplier Facilities Still Plagued by Labor Violations

SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images Some of Apple’s overseas suppliers are still engaged in multiple types of labor violations, according to a new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), an independent organization that monitors companies’ compliance ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

Fair Labor Association publishes data from audits of two Apple suppliers, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association, the group that has been performing independent assessments of Apple’s supplier facilities since 2012, today published findings from audits of Apple suppliers it carried out last year after. The reports include assessments ... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Aug 15 2014]

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"'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than 'assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11-hour shifts, and sleeping eight to a room in the Jabil Circuit corporate dormitories in Wuxi, China'" wrote Nader in the letter dated Oct. 23
...to welcome Kathmandu as the FLA's first participating company in the SouthernSouthern Hemisphere," said Claudia Coenjaerts, president of the FLA. "As an affiliate of the Fair Labor Association, Kathmandu has committed to compliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, and to transparency, which means that the FLA publicly discloses the findings of all of our factory assessments, along with recommendations for improvement. We look forward to working together with Kathmandu to advance workers' rights, and on evaluating their social compliance program for accreditation with the FLA."
..."She has to seize it," says reputation consultant Davia Temin, "and turn it into something so positive, so trend-setting, that GM sets the new standard for safety."
"Public affairs and PR as a whole are very much based on stakeholder relations," he adds. "You must have skills in media relations, but you have to be able to engage with stakeholders" which he identifies as groups that are "sometimes friend, sometimes foe." "That is very political," he explains

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UPDATE 1-Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buyb... [Published CNBC - 10 hours ago]
Basics on a Local Mission [Published ApparelNews.net - Oct 24 2014]
Apple chief Tim Cook visits Foxconn plant in Ch... [Published Neowin.net - Oct 23 2014]
Kathmandu Joins Fair Labor Association [Published Scoop - Oct 15 2014]
Syngenta aims to win support for ʻresponsible g... [Published Swiss Info - Oct 14 2014]
Patagonia Converts to Fair Trade [Published Justmeans - Oct 07 2014]
​Supply Chain Ethics [Published Human Capital Magazine - Oct 07 2014]
Note to Mary Barra: GM's Recalls Aren't Just a ... [Published BusinessWeek - Oct 06 2014]
Newsmaker: Rudolf Ramsauer, Nestlé [Published PR Week UK - Oct 01 2014]
Top 10: Lean manufacturing companies in the world [Published Manufacturing Global - Oct 01 2014]
SYNGENTA : Provides Update on Good Growth Plan [Published 4 Traders - Sep 25 2014]
The company that made your iPhone is reluctantl... [Published Quartz - Sep 23 2014]
Hong Kong Apple Store met with protest over sup... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Sep 19 2014]
The Good Growth Plan on track one year after la... [Published BusinessWeek - Sep 19 2014]
The Good Growth Plan on track one year after la... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 19 2014]
SYNGENTA : The Good Growth Plan on track one ye... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 19 2014]
Apple investigates leukemia at Hon Hai [Published Taiwan News Online - Sep 15 2014]
Apple Supplier Catcher Accused of Endangering a... [Published MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - Sep 04 2014]
Part 4) The Departure of a “Tyrant” [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Aug 29 2014]
Ethical fashion blends profit, development in A... [Published Taipei Times Online - Aug 16 2014]
Apple Supplier Facilities Still Plagued by Labo... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 16 2014]
Apple Working to Remedy Labor Violations Found ... [Published MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - Aug 15 2014]
Fair Labor Association publishes data from audi... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Aug 15 2014]
The Fair Labor Association Delivers Its Finding... [Published CrunchGear - Aug 15 2014]
The Fair Labor Association Delivers Its Finding... [Published TechCrunch - Aug 15 2014]
McDonald’s Already Knows How to Manage Its Fran... [Published HBR Blog Network - Jul 31 2014]
Apple Strengthens Growing U.S. Supply Chain Wit... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 12 2014]
MEC Announces New In-House Line of Fair Trade C... [Published theCSRfeed - Jun 18 2014]
A Prisoner’s Desperate Plea from China Tucked i... [Published theCSRfeed - May 07 2014]
PrAna Puts People First With Fair Trade Certifi... [Published PRWeb - Apr 16 2014]
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Hong Kong Apple Store met with protest over sup... [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Sep 19 2014]
Apple has implemented improved reservation procedures and policies for employees dealing with the iPhone 6 launch today at retail stores, but the launch at the company’s Hong Kong store hasn’t gone quite as smooth as elsewhere. The store was ...
Apple Supplier Catcher Accused of Endangering a... [Published MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - Sep 04 2014]
One of Apple's suppliers is once again being accused of labor violations, with both Green America and China Labor Watch claiming a Catcher factory in Suqian, China has endangered the health and safety of its workers. Catcher is responsible for producing ...
Part 4) The Departure of a “Tyrant” [Published 9 to 5 Mac - Aug 29 2014]
From  Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media , a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy: While Apple PR portrayed former VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton’s departure as a way for the executive ...
Apple Supplier Facilities Still Plagued by Labo... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Aug 16 2014]
SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images Some of Apple’s overseas suppliers are still engaged in multiple types of labor violations, according to a new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), an independent organization that monitors companies’ compliance ...
Apple Working to Remedy Labor Violations Found ... [Published MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - Aug 15 2014]
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published a new report examining two factories operated by Apple-supplier Quanta Computer, finding several code violations related to working hours, recruitment policies, compensation, health and safety, and more ...
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